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Battlefield Earth Reviews

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Scott Chitwood
IGN Movies
April 30, 2014
Overall, I liked the movie. I thought it was a good, mindless sci-fi flick with a lot of effects and action.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Is it worth seeing once? Sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Despite starting off like a bad Star Trek episode, this film eventually graduates to a higher level.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 1, 2000
It's been a while since we've seen dumb entertainment this unpretentious, so why worry that it doesn't make a lick of sense?
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
June 3, 2015
The plot is like a talentless adolescent's attempt to rewrite Spartacus as science fiction.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
June 3, 2015
The plot is jumbled and poorly edited, the dialogue laughable, and special effects seldom appear so common. A performance by John Travolta in which he abandons everything that ever made him cool is the rotten cherry on top.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
June 3, 2015
If you are looking for something to hate and despise, get thee to this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
June 3, 2015
Plan 9, at least, was a protest against nuclear proliferation --- what the hell is Battlefield Earth about? Is it supposed to be a tribute to man's ingenuity? If so, why is it so shoddily built?
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
June 3, 2015
Appalling.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
June 17, 2014
There are many things to make fun of here.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
June 17, 2014
A monumentally silly hunk of junk.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 30, 2014
Logic is in short supply. Burned-out cities have electricity, for example. My favorite: A hangar full of jets, buried under 1,000 years of dust, not only fire up instantly but still have full tanks of gas.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
April 30, 2014
The end result is a science-fiction saga so incoherent, so ugly and so pointless that you have to wonder why Warner Bros, is even bothering to distribute this embarrassment.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
April 30, 2014
One can only hope for John Travolta's sake that his sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth was meant to be an uproarious comedy. If not, everyone connected with it is in deep, deep trouble.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 30, 2014
Not awful, but pretty bad. A third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek, Battlefield Earth is a largely uninspiring sci-fi adventure with a Swiss-cheese plot.
Margaret Pomeranz
sbs.com.au
April 30, 2014
From any angle this is a very ill-considered project -- an obvious contender for worst film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
April 30, 2014
It's got bad acting, atrocious dialogue and plot holes you could fly a Harrier jet through -- but the result is more exasperating than comical.
Neil Smith
Radio Times
May 28, 2013
The emphasis placed on indoctrination, enslavement and superior alien intelligence brings the film troublingly close to subliminal propaganda, while the script is so banal you'd have to be brainwashed to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 28, 2013
With this journey into the heart of rubbish, this full-throttle adventure into the hyper-space of drivel, Travolta not only incinerates what is left of his own reputation, but takes someone else down with him.
Richard C. Walls
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 28, 2013
It's incessantly loud, underlit and badly directed -- actually not so much directed as ineptly assembled, with no action sequence going unbotched.
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